Wesley Snipes has been pushing for return to the big screen as Blade for quite some time. Fans will be happy to hear Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has confirmed plans to release a sequel.
Snipes has reportedly met with Marvel Studios already on the possibility of new film, but nothing has been confirmed yet. Feige, as well as actress Kate Beckinsale, have said publicly that the film will happen.
“…we’ll do something with Blade at some point,” he said. “That’s still the answer. We think he’s a great character, a really fun character.”
The rumor began after Kate Beckinsale’s remarks at the New York Comic-Con earlier this month as reported by /FILM . She appeared in the event to promote her movie “Underworld: Blood Wars,” when someone asked her about the possibility that her character in the “Underworld” movie franchise, Selene and Blade, will come together in the same movie. She replied that she doesn’t know anything about it.
With so many Marvel films on the docket for the next few years it’s hard to see how the studio will fit it into the line-up, but it’s clear Marvel wants to brings this property back as soon as possible.